Want to save time at work? Rethink your approach to email. That’s the message of a couple of productivity experts, who themselves follow strict rules for when and how they read and reply to email messages. Take Hayley Watts, a corporate trainer with Think Productive. Send her an email message, and you get a reply that starts:“Thanks for getting in touch. I process my emails once a day.”Not everyone is that disciplined, and not every person’s job can allow for being away from their inboxes so long.
Plenty of organisations understand how to create value for their stakeholders today. The organisations that will thrive in the future, however, are thinking beyond their next day or their next annual forecast. They are aware of their current business model and are changing or preparing to change to a different model in the future. A framework for improving the decision-making around future business models can assist organisations that may not be as future-ready as they need to be.
In this connected age, people have different definitions for vacation or different strategies for how they go about taking time away from work. Some people remain loosely plugged in to the office, with scheduled check-ins by phone, even if from a beach chair on some warmer shore. Some continue to monitor and respond to email, keeping projects on schedule. Some unplug completely, leaving explicit instructions for others and leaving their mobile devices off.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".